Four months before election, UK's Cameron under pressure on healthcare

January 7, 2015 12:59 PM

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Four months before election, UK's Cameron under pressure on healthcare

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron came under pressure in parliament on Wednesday over Britain's stretched health service, with the opposition Labour party accusing him of presiding over a crisis of funding and resources.

Voters list the state of the National Health Service (NHS) as one of their top three concerns ahead of a May 7 national election and Labour, narrowly ahead of Cameron's Conservatives in opinion polls, hopes to capitalize on discontent about a system struggling to cope with rising patient numbers.

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